Pianist, singer Mac “Dr. John” Rebennack, an icon of New Orleans music, has died | News | theadvocate.com



New Orleans music icon Dr. John gets celebratory second-line: ‘I know Mac would have loved this’NO.drjohnsecondline.060819.01.JPG


Mac “Dr. John” Rebennack, a lifelong rambler, was the subject of a celebratory memorial ramble through the 7th Ward on Friday.

Only four days after New Orleanians took to the streets to honor culinary legend Leah Chase, who died June 1 at age 96, another throng gathered outside Kermit Ruffins’ Treme Mother-in-Law Lounge on a steamy Friday afternoon to salute a music icon.

Rebennack, 77, died early Thursday of a heart attack. He’d spent the past 18 months living quietly on the north shore, battling a number of ailments.


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